For people who rely on Google services such as Gmail, Google Calendar, Keep, Maps, and so on, this speaker will make life very convenient. It will manage your inbox, schedule, notes, get you the news, check the traffic, and much more.
You can put the speaker in a large or a small room, in the corner or right in the center, the sound quality will be amazing nevertheless. The HomePod analyzes the layout of the room and adjusts the playback automatically to give you a great listening experience.
This speaker doesn't have to be plugged into a power outlet at all times to work, it only needs a Wi-Fi connection. You can take it along to a getaway with friends, for example. Though you should keep in mind that the battery life is 9 hours.
The Echo Dot is a great option if you're still unsure if you'll have any use for a smart speaker. It has a lot of the same functions as other Amazon smart speakers but it comes at a fraction of the price.